My Favorite Daddy and Me Photo

With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, I’ve been feeling nostalgic and going through pictures of my dad and me throughout the years. I think it’s so fun to go through old photos to remember and reminisce about what was going on at that time – that’s why photos always will stand the test of time because you can’t erase the memories that accompany them. I, unfortunately, don’t have a lot of photos of just my dad and me while I was growing up, so I really cherish the ones that I do have. And, that leads us into today’s post – my favorite daddy and me photo.

My Favorite Daddy and Me Photo

It’s a real doozy, isn’t it?! I was too young to even remember this outing, but I’ve been told the story enough times over the years that I can remember this like it was yesterday.

There was a local circus in town (way before I realized how much I hate the circus and refuse to ever go to one again), and supposedly, I kept complaining about how bad it smelled – not surprised by this whatsoever. So, my dad being my dad, busted out his handy bandana that he carried around as a handkerchief (pretty sure he still does that to this day!) and let me hold it up over my nose for the rest of the day. What can I say? I was high maintenance and wasn’t down with the horrible smells of the circus. But look at the smile on my dad’s face – you can just tell how much of a kick he was getting out of it and me. I sure was good for entertainment in those days.

Also, can we please quickly admire my sassy red nails? #divachild

This always has been one of my favorite photos, and it never fails to give me a good laugh whenever I come across it. In many ways, it sums up some of my favorite parts of my relationship with my dad – we like to goof off and make a scene in public, but my dad always looks out for me, even now as a married woman. I know that I always will be his little girl and that he’ll do anything and everything to make sure I’m taken care of and settled.

I might have mentioned this before, but my dad reads each and every one of my posts, but he never comments because he doesn’t want to look sketchy to the rest of you – he’s a smart thinker like that. So, I want to take this opportunity to quickly say Daddy, I love you! I’m so thankful that I got you as my male role model growing up. Thank you for allowing me to be me and for teaching me not to settle or compromise my beliefs and opinions for anyone. Because of you, I’m confident in my own skin and am able to live a life that I’m proud of.

What’s your favorite childhood photo? How do you plan to celebrate Father’s Day?


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  1. Kristy Simon wrote:

    Baha. I remember this.

    Posted 6.29.16 Reply
  2. awwww your dad is the sweetest. i don’t think i have any pictures of my father and i. i wish i had more photos in general, at least our kids will not have that problem right?! we are way more into photos than our parents were lol. love your sassy red nails!

    Posted 6.27.16 Reply
  3. This is the sweetest!

    Posted 6.20.16 Reply
  4. I love going through old photos. This is too cute!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    Posted 6.20.16 Reply
  5. So sweet! And I love this photo!

    Southern Style

    Posted 6.20.16 Reply
  6. Happy Father’s Day to all important men in your life. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Sweet tribute.

    Posted 6.20.16 Reply
  7. How cute is that picture of you too?! Your dad is beaming holding you in his arms! And lol at the bandana to cover up the smell! Have a wonderful weekend <3
    Green Fashionista

    Posted 6.17.16 Reply
  8. Biana Perez wrote:

    Oh my gosh what a cute picture and yes loving that you’re nails are painted RED!!! My dad is the same way with my posts…he even gives advice lol!! Love the story ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have a great weekend! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    Posted 6.17.16 Reply
  9. Such a cute story!! Super funny, too!! How great that your dad reads all your posts, such awesome support!! :o) Dads are the best!!

    All the Cute ?

    Posted 6.17.16 Reply
  10. Christina Sotherden wrote:

    This is all too sweet – first you guys look adorable (and I love looking back at old photos) and second I love that he reads all of your posts!

    Posted 6.16.16 Reply
  11. This is so sweet! My parents both read my blog too, but never comment. Having memories like that are priceless! ๐Ÿ™‚

    xo, Stephanie

    Posted 6.16.16 Reply
  12. This is such a great post! I love looking back on old pictures too because it’s so much fun to look at all the crazy old fashions, and I also love reliving the memories. I love the story behind this one of you and your dad!

    Posted 6.16.16 Reply
  13. So cute your dad reads your posts! ๐Ÿ™‚ And this was such a sweet way to honor him for Father’s Day!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    Posted 6.16.16 Reply
  14. Jenn wrote:

    I have a few favorites of me and my dad when I was growing up. One of the main ones that sticks out is when I was riding on the carousel, and my dad is standing next to me, making sure I don’t fall off, and we both have the best smiles! Love the story behind yours, and your sassy red nails! haha

    Posted 6.16.16 Reply
  15. Emily Dunham wrote:

    This is so sweet! I love looking at old pictures and now you have me wanting to find my favorite of me and my dad!

    Posted 6.16.16 Reply
  16. Pamela wrote:

    Aw this is so sweet! And so awesome your dad reads your blog every day ๐Ÿ™‚ Haha I love that you say you were high maintenance at the circus. Girl, I’m right there with you!

    Posted 6.16.16 Reply
  17. Such a cute photo!

    Posted 6.16.16 Reply
  18. mdb0112 wrote:

    Love this sweet post! Love your little nail polish. xo, Champagne&Suburbs

    Posted 6.16.16 Reply
  19. Such a sweet post & photo!! Dads are just the very best ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted 6.16.16 Reply
  20. Such a sweet post and such a great photo, with a memory to go along with it. You’re so right that a single photo can bring make such vivid memories. And I so love your red nail polish ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted 6.16.16 Reply
  21. Debra Stachelski wrote:

    That is a priceless picture, we still laugh about our outing to the circus! Even then, you always knew what you liked and what you didn’t! You will always be your daddy’s little girl!

    Posted 6.16.16 Reply

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